Turkmenistan, news- The Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations signed the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in coordination of emergency preparedness and response. The signing agreement was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, on 1 July 2019
According to the ECO Cultural Institute quoting Fars News, the MoU signed by Rashid Meredov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Natia Natsvlishvili, UN Resident Representative in Turkmenistan. The participants discussed emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction (DRR), as well as the joint collaboration in the area of DRR, emergency preparedness and response, risk assessments and other.
"The signing of this Memorandum lays down the legal basis for enhancing cooperation between the UN, its specialized structures, and Turkmenistan in emergency preparedness and response", noted Natia Natsvlishvili, UNDP Resident Representative in Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan has recently adopted the National Program and Action Plan for the implementation of the main provisions of the state policy in the field of civil defense and rescue operations until 2030.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Heads of UN Agencies in Turkmenistan and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.